YouVersion Bible App Hits An Incredible Half-Billion Free Downloads
Written by G Njuguna on November 11, 2021
YouVersion is celebrating record Bible engagement worldwide as its Bible App becomes the first faith-based app to reach 500 million installs. In 2021, approximately 64 billion Bible chapters have been read or listened to, which is up 21% compared to 2020 and up 56% compared to 2019. As Bible engagement numbers continue to trend upward year after year, the YouVersion Community celebrates the fact that the Bible is alive and well.
The Bible App was one of the first 200 free apps available when the App Store launched in July 2008. From day one, YouVersion’s focus has been to help as many people as possible gain access to the Bible and encourage them to incorporate God’s Word into their daily lives. Since then, the Bible App has steadily added a variety of features that fit people’s daily routines, ultimately helping them form a spiritually rich rhythm of seeking God. Based on frequency of use, some of the YouVersion Community’s favorite features include Bible Plans, Verse of the Day Stories, Verse Images, and simply highlighting and sharing verses with friends.
It is also available in over 1,000 languages.